Royal Academy Opera is a specialist and intensive Postgraduate Advanced Diploma for singers with the potential and aspiration to succeed as principals at the highest international standard.

Classes

Below you will find a list of the types of classes and modules that have been on offer at the Academy.

In addition to having one to one piano lessons, the Academy’s répétiteurs keep a busy and varied weekly schedule which includes:

  • Playing for main-stage opera production rehearsals and opera scenes rehearsals and performances

  • Assisting the conductors, including taking over and conducting orchestral rehearsals where appropriate, and taking notes during rehearsals with orchestra

  • Preparing opera choruses

  • Observing and participating in coaching and masterclasses by vocal specialists/visiting artists

  • Playing for language coaching, including French, Italian and German

  • Training and experience in playing recitative/continuo

Open Days

Open Days are the perfect way to discover more about the Academy and whether it’s the right place for you.

Find out practical information about the application process, finances and career development on the Open Days Home.

Woodwind players in a large group rehearsal